Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Team Leader was £50,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Testing Team Lead
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1091 1023 1131
Rank change year-on-year -68 +108 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 76 156 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.089% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.093% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 87 122 136
UK median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £75,000 £59,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Test Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Test Team Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Team Leader in the UK

Test Team Leader
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Team Leader.

Salary trend for Test Team Leader in the UK

Test Team Leader
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Team Leader over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Team Leader in the UK

Test Team Leader
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Team Leader within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London -44 69 £50,000 +11.11% 10
England -67 66 £50,500 +6.32% 14
South East +17 34 £50,500 +6.32% 4
South West - 18 £50,000 - 2
North of England -16 11 £46,250 +19.35% 2
Scotland -31 8 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Yorkshire +16 6 £47,500 +26.67% 2
North West -4 5 £45,000 +9.09%
East Midlands -8 3 £50,000 +26.58%
Midlands -38 3 £50,000 +14.94%
London -45 3 £97,500 +75.68% 6
East of England +1 1 £43,000 -21.82%

Test Team Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Test Team Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Team Leader in the job title.

1 39 (51.32%) Mentoring
2 34 (44.74%) Selenium
3 31 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (36.84%) SQL
5 26 (34.21%) Test Automation
5 26 (34.21%) Waterfall
5 26 (34.21%) Coaching
6 25 (32.89%) HP
7 24 (31.58%) Test Strategy
7 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 22 (28.95%) QA
9 21 (27.63%) Use Case
9 21 (27.63%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (26.32%) TestDirector
10 20 (26.32%) XML
10 20 (26.32%) Test Planning
11 19 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 19 (25.00%) Software Testing
12 18 (23.68%) Finance
13 17 (22.37%) Smart Meter
14 14 (18.42%) Test Management
14 14 (18.42%) Scenario Testing
15 12 (15.79%) Cucumber
15 12 (15.79%) Retail
16 11 (14.47%) LoadRunner
16 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
16 11 (14.47%) WebDriver
17 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
17 10 (13.16%) Scrum
17 10 (13.16%) Defect Management

Test Team Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) SaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.32%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (44.74%) Selenium
2 20 (26.32%) TestDirector
3 12 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 11 (14.47%) LoadRunner
4 11 (14.47%) WebDriver
5 9 (11.84%) JIRA
5 9 (11.84%) JMeter
6 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.95%) Burp Suite
8 3 (3.95%) Metasploit
8 3 (3.95%) NUnit
8 3 (3.95%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.63%) GitLab
9 2 (2.63%) Gradle
9 2 (2.63%) Maven
9 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 3 (3.95%) SOAP
4 2 (2.63%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) CSS3
4 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) HTML5
4 2 (2.63%) jQuery
4 2 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Smart Meter
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) PMI
4 2 (2.63%) Fintech
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Kali Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Mentoring
2 31 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (34.21%) Coaching
3 26 (34.21%) Test Automation
3 26 (34.21%) Waterfall
4 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 24 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 21 (27.63%) Use Case
6 20 (26.32%) Test Planning
7 19 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 19 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Scenario Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Test Management
9 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Defect Management
10 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Scrum
11 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) Java
3 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.26%) Ruby
4 3 (3.95%) C#
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 2 (2.63%) C
5 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.32%) Elixir
6 1 (1.32%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ISEB
1 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.63%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) vSphere
2 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (27.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) Perfmon
3 3 (3.95%) Nessus
3 3 (3.95%) Nmap
4 1 (1.32%) Grafana
4 1 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (32.89%) HP
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Splunk
4 1 (1.32%) WorldPay